Do we have a Hawkeyes obsession? Of course, and there’s nothing wrong with it.
It’s a Hawkeye thing, you wouldn’t understand. First of all, being a Hawkeye fan, is a way of life. Win or lose, we love our Hawkeyes. Seems like almost always, fans count down to the next season after the last game is played. As of last Saturday, there is 8 Saturdays until the first game on September 1st against Northern Illinois. But why are we so obsessed with the Hawkeyes?
Almost everywhere you go whether it’s in Iowa City, Las Vegas, or New York, you will find Hawkeye fans. Almost always, we will find the tiger-hawk logo everywhere we go. We will buy anything that has the tiger-hawk on it, whether it is on a shirt or a piece of wood. Also, our beloved Iowa Hawkeyes have had some great memories. For example, take the 2005 Capital One Bowl, Drew Tate to Warren Holloway with 4 seconds left to win the Capital One Bowl against LSU.
Also our beloved Iowa Hawkeyes have had some great memories. Now let’s take the 2005 Capital One Bowl, Drew Tate to Warren Holloway with 4 seconds left to win, the 2010 Orange Bowl win against Missouri with Ricky Stanzi’s speech, the 2015 Blackout Minnesota game where the chant of I.O.W.A can be heard from miles away, the 2016 win against #3 Michigan and most recently, the 2017 beat down of Ohio State. Remember that score? We all do. There are plenty more memorable games throughout Hawkeye football history.
Historic Kinnick Stadium
The legendary stadium bearing the only Heisman trophy winner in the Hawkeyes history. The place where ranked teams come to die, Michigan, Ohio State to name a few. There is magic in that stadium. In addition to the magic of Kinnick, starting this 2018 season the stadium has been upgraded with a new section of seats in the North end zone. They lost about 1500 general admission seats and gained 1718 premium seats. This new end zone will make the stadium much louder. Good luck to the incoming teams.
So really what makes us obsessed with the Hawkeyes, whether they win or lose, we will go to the games, tailgate, and cheer for our Hawks. But it isn’t just for football, we cheer for all of our Hawkeye sports. When they say “it’s great to be a Hawkeye,” it really truly is.